Joe Devance Scored 9 points, grabbed 5 rebound in 26 minutes of play in Game 1
Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Governors Cup finals is in the book and Ginebra takes the first victory by the score of 102-87. Lucena city was jam-packed with basketball fans as they witnessed how Ginebra dominated the paint.
Japeth Aguilar scored 15, Justin Brownlee got 32 points, Greg Slaughter got 14 buckets, Kevin Ferrer contributed 11 and Joe Devance got 9 points. Surely at this stage, we all know that Ginebra is leveraging their height against Meralco.
Joe is not 100%
The concern is, one big man of Ginebra is playing in pain and fighting a hip injury. Joe Devance has been on and off the previous games and he may be the same with the series against Meralco. This would be a big concern for Tim Cone and with all the Ginebra crew as they use their big men as one of their primary weapons. Joe Devance was instrumental in winning many games for Ginebra and losing him would mean they won't have a flexible big man that can stretch the floor, grab rebounds and score inside in crunch time.
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